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Steelers Injury Report: Spaeth, Mitchell Both Expected Back Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday training camp practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report. Tomlin said that while rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) did return to practice Monday, he was limited in his participation. Safety Mike Mitchell (undisclosed) and tight end Matt Spaeth (undisclosed) also sat out […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Believes Teams Will Now Pay Attention To RB Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer only played five snaps in the preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, but he certainly made the most of them. Archer’s 46-yard explosive play on the Steelers opening drive impressed several of his teammates and that includes the normally subdued veteran tight end Heath Miller. “I […]

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Steelers Shazier, McLendon, Heyward-Bey All Back In Pads Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back practicing at Saint Vincent College Monday and already we have good news to pass along on the injury front. According to Alex Kozora, rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) is back in pads Monday after being sidelined for a week because of a knee or leg injury. It’s unknown whether or […]

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Steelers Waive RB Jawan Jamison

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back practicing Monday at Saint Vincent College and they have announced one transaction prior to the team taking the field. According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, running back Jawan Jamison has been waived. Jamison, who was originally signed by the Steelers back on August 1st, played only there snaps Saturday […]

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Report: Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Expects To Play Against Bills

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier failed to make his NFL debut Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants but it looks like the Ohio State product will be able to play this coming weekend when the team host the Buffalo Bills Saturday night at Heinz Field. Shazier, who according to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Giants Preseason Game Recap, Roster Battles & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start use a good chunk of this show to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers loss Saturday night to the New York Giants in their 2014 preseason opener. We break down what we both observed on both sides of the football Saturday night and we start […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. Second Half – Martavis Bryant and Derek Moye open up the second half as the starting receivers. Paulson and Eric Waters – not Rob […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. First Half – First-team kickoff coverage from left to right: Isaiah Green, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shaun Suisham, Howard Jones, […]

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Second-Year Receivers Get Their Share Of Playing Time

Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener against the New York Giants, I came into the game with two questions in mind regarding playing time for the wide receivers: namely, how early will Justin Brown play, and how long will Markus Wheaton play? The latter is a second-year player who spent his rookie season on […]

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Dri Archer Shut Out On Special Teams

While we got just a glimpse of what we can hope to expect from Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer the other night on offense, the New York Giants were able to nearly completely neutralize him on special teams. Which is somewhat surprising, given that this is the preseason. Like the Steelers, the Giants […]

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Steelers Film Room: LB Jarvis Jones Registers Sack Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones only managed one quarterback sack during his rookie season and it goes without saying that number needs to improve drastically in 2014. During the Saturday night preseason opener against the New York Giants, Jones notched his first sack of 2014 against backup left tackle Charles Brown. Jones talked about […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Needs Special Playing Time

Thanks to a groin injury suffered early on in training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt missed valuable practice time. To his credit, however, the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks back in May managed to overcome the injury in enough time to receive valuable playing time on defense during the team’s preseason […]

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Steelers Wind Down 2014 Training Camp This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will return to the practice fields of Saint Vincent College to Monday to start putting the final touches on their 2014 training camp. Following their Saturday night loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Steelers will have four straight practices this week before wrapping up camp on Friday. Their […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Nick Williams Receive Top Marks From Pro Football Focus

The grading system that Pro Football Focus uses is very subjective but it’s always fun to look at nonetheless. They have now finished their initial grading of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener against the New York Giants and here are a few of the grades that they currently have for players on both sides of […]

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New Illegal Contact Emphasis On Display Last Night

Coming into the game, I shared a Tweet from Pittsburgh Steelers multimedia personality Bob Labriola, who wrote that, through the first 13 preseason games heading into yesterday, there were 44 flags thrown for defensive holding, and another 21 for illegal contact. That worked out to an average of five such penalties per game. Still, it […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds The wait seemed forever for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to see their team in action once again so there was much anticipation for their 2014 debut performance against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, much like many off-Broadway plays, it opened to mixed reviews. Traditional football wisdom would argue against drawing many conclusions […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the New York Giants, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % M.Adams T 51 78% 1 3% C.Hubbard G 47 72% […]

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Martavis Bryant A Little Good, A Little Bad, A Little Ugly In Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear before the game that he did not by any means expect to see mistake-free football by his unit heading into the team’s first preseason game, especially when their opponent already had a game under their belt. He certainly didn’t get mistake-free football, although the Steelers may […]

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Steelers Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Only Played Center Against Giants

If Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fifth-round draft pick Wesley Johnson is going to make the final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to really have to show a lot more position flexibility on the offensive line. Saturday night in the Steelers 20-16 preseason loss to the New York Giants, the Vanderbilt […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Relagated To Third-Team Duty Against Giants

It’s really hard to read into too many things during preseason games when comes to snap counts and which unit a player is playing with, but one thing certainly stuck out Saturday night during the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-16 loss to the New York Giants. Second-year defensive end Brian Arnfelt, who spent most of his rookie […]

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UDFA Howard Jones Makes A Splash With Splash Plays In NFL Debut

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their preseason schedule last night with a 20-16 loss to the New York Giants, but a preseason game without any major injuries is always a small victory in its own right. Mistakes were made, and moments were had. The upward and downward trends are only beginning to develop over the course […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener Saturday night to the New York Giants and after one pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to chew on. Fell free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Sean Spence – There’s no […]

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Steelers Film Room: RB Dri Archer 46 Yard Reception Against Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener Saturday night to the New York Giants, but not only did they give us glimpse of how they intend on using rookie running back Dri Archer this season early on in the contest, they also gave the Cleveland Browns something they will need to prepare for in the […]

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Steelers Film Room: 73 Yard Touchdown Run By Giants RB Rashad Jennings

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up quite a few double explosive plays last season and in their 2014 preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, the first-team defense allowed running back Rashad Jennings to scamper 73 yards for a score. I have an animated gif of the play below and it’s pretty clear […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Sits Out Preseason Opener Against Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to play several of their players on the 90 man roster Saturday night in their preseason loss to the New York Giants, but starting safety Troy Polamalu wasn’t one of them. “I elected not to play him,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Polamalu isn’t […]

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Steelers LB Sean Spence On Completing His Comeback: ‘I Couldn’t Hold My Tears Back’

It’s been nearly two full years since Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence tore up his knee in the 2012 preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, but is comeback is now officially complete as he started Saturday night and played quite a few snaps in the preseason opening loss to the New York Giants. “Man, it […]

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